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BARNOUW, A.J., A trip through the Dutch East Indies. Orig. edn.
S.L.[Amsterdam], "Nederland" Royal Line, 1930 Orig. thin batiked covered limp wraps, title and oval company logo in gilt on front boards,. 73pp. 16 plates, footnotes, large fold. col. map with concise references at very end, depict. the colonial Indonesian lines of the "Nederland" Royal Line, decorated endpapers.
This travelogue by a Queen Wilhelimna Professor, Columbia University, New York, is preceded by a piece of history in which author links the history of the founding of New York by Henry Hudson, who tried to discover a new route to Java, beyond the control of the Spanish Fleet, with that of Batavia. After his arrival at Sabang Harbour by means of a freighter with passenger accomodation, the S.S. "Celebes", of the "Royal Netherland Mail Line", keen observations follow of North Sumatra (Batak- and Menangkabau Country), Java, Celebes, the Moluccas, and Bali. A good to very good copy with the original and very delicate thin original batiked paper 'dustjacked'. Complimentary copy of the "Nederland"Royal line, printed on recte of first blank leave. Two versions of this travelogue have been published: one on behalf of the Royal Steam Packet Navigation Company, K.P.M. and one (this copy) on behalf of the "Nederland"Royal Line. (some very little wear to spine=end and to rims of dustjacket).

See also our catalogues:
- GEMILANG 132: Maritime History, Shipping and Tourism (2015).
- GEMILANG 173: Sumatera/Sumatra (incl. Enggano, Nias, Mentawei) (2014).
EUR 145.00

Book nr.: 43620